Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sweet Potato Podimas/Masala ~ a Dosa stuffing too...

Sweet potatoes are my favorite. Nothing to be done special, just boil it peel the skin and a healthy sweet is ready for me... I have it for breakfast, snack and dinner... give it to me anytime and I would happily eat it.
This time when I bought a batch of sweet potatoes, I wanted to try something new and hence used half of the batch to make oven baked fries and the remaining was waiting in the fridge to be used.

I hadn't decided on a recipe to put the next batch to use and was thinking of boiling it as usual when I saw this recipe in a TV cookery show and was instantly hooked to it. It is simple yet has got great flavors in it from the crunchy onions and ginger.

~*What U Need*~
Sweet Potato - 2
Onion(medium) - 1
Ginger(finely chopped) - 1/2 tbsp
Green chilli(finely chopped) - 1
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 2 tsp

For Dosa
Dosa batter - as needed

How I made it:
Pressure cook the sweet potatoes for 1-2 whistles. Peel the skin and mash well.
Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and allow to splutter, then add in cumin seeds, curry leaves and urad dhal. When urad dhal has browned, add chopped ginger and green chilli and fry for 1 min. Next add the onions and saute for 2-3 mins. Do not fry till transparent, we need it to be crunchy.

Add salt and the mashed potatoes and mix well. If you feel the mixture is too dry, add some water and bring it to the desired consistency.

Serve as side dish or you can use this as a stuffing to make Sweet potato masala dosas as I did.

Sweet Potato Masal Dosa:
Heat your dosa tawa, spoon out a ladle of dosa batter and toast till brown. Pour oil on sides. Flip over and toast the other side. When done, flip, spread the sweet potato masala filling as desired, close the dosa and serve.

Serve with chutney and sambhar.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. That's a unique masala variation!! Luscious dosa !!

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  2. very yummy dosa...and very nice clicks

  3. Wowww.... Awesome idea.. looks super delicious :)
    Indian Cuisine

  4. nice option wid sweet potatoes..looks same as alu

  5. I don't like eating plain dosa - always want it with that delicious spicy potato-onion stuffing.
    Making with sweet potato is a good idea; I heard it's healthier than potato.

  6. Wow u have just given me a substitute for potato stuffing in dosa. Nice idea dear...

  7. thats a very good option ..instead of potatoes..

  8. wow...yummy filling....superb....i love sweet potatoes

  9. Never tried podimas in sweet potato.Nice filling Dosa!!

  10. Nice filling and truly an admirable variation in masala.

  11. dosa look tempting with the filling ........

  12. Now this is so new and good...never thought of using sweet potatoes this way at least. :)

  13. Never done stuffing with sweet potatoes, that is a nice idea, very tempting with the dosas..

  14. a nice variation.. loved the last click..nice way of showing the stuffing :)

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  15. yummy filling dosa dear..ifferent from usual masala dosa..

  16. Beautiful idea,tempting and yummy filling.

  17. nice idea of sweet potato stuffing. love it

  18. What a deicious filling.. Very innovative..

  19. Nice n yummy stuffing for dosa from the regular one! :)

  20. Wow! This is very innovative...gotta try making masala with sweet potato. Im sure it tastes gr8!

  21. Makes me hungry ..looks so gud ..and the dosa is so thin n crisp

  22. Yummy stuffing..luv the crispy family luvs this..

  23. I love sweet potatoes and as a flavorful filling to the dosa , I'm sure it tastes scrumptious !

  24. very nice and crisp dosa.lovely and delicious filling..never tried adding sweet potato in dosa..

  25. Sweet potatoes are a healthier option over potatoes and this is a great idea.

  26. that's a great idea of using sweet potato...looks so yummy ...


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